Coming to the realization that it’s
time to start doing research for replacement windows is something that most homeowners have
to deal with at one point or another. Luckily, the windows made
today can provide a lot more bonuses
that the one’s you currently have.
Sure, they may not be 40 year old windows, but there have been a lot of improvements even
in the last 10-15 years that can help you increase your
home’s energy efficiency. So what should you keep an eye out for when you’re searching for energy
efficient replacement windows? Here’s a small list that the
team at Pella Windows and Doors in Washington DC put together for you to read:
- Choose the right
glass. There are a few pane options for you to
consider when looking for replacement
windows, but the most important thing to take note
of is their energy efficiency. When it comes to Pella® windows, double-pane glass gives
you almost double the insulation that single-pane does, and if you
want even greater energy efficiency, consider triple-pane glass.
- Professional installation. To truly get the performance
you want from your replacement windows—like energy
efficiency and superior comfort—proper installation is essential.
Even the highest-quality
window or door is only as good as its installation. A Pella
Expert InstallerSM, who is re-certified every
year to install Pella products, will lead your installation to help make
certain that your products are installed the
- Coat accordingly. With
the variety of Low-E (Low-Emissivity) glass
coatings available, you can make sure that your
new replacement windows are defending your home correctly.
And when you strategically pick your glass coatings,
your energy efficiency can see an uptick.
From coatings that reflect heat in
the summer to others that stop harmful UV rays, one of
the specialists at Pella Windows and Doors can help you find
the best coating for your replacement windows.
These three tips work
as a primer for selecting your replacement windows,
but if you’d like to get a better idea what the variety of choices look like, stop by
the Pella Windows and Doors showroom in Washington DC. Whether it’s a question
about which material type is ideal for your home or you’d
like to see your choices up close and in person,
feel free to give the professionals at Pella Windows and Doors a
call at (301) 327-3013 or arrange an in-home consultation using the online